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Commonwealth Home Supported Program Social Worker

VincentCare Victoria
  • Full-Time - Fixed-Term until June 2022 with possibility of extension
  • Rainbow Tick accredited organisation

About the Role

VincentCare Victoria is seeking a CHSP Social Worker who has demonstrated experience supporting vulnerable and marginalised adults through the provision of case management, social work, and outreach support.

You will perform a critical function for many older people who may be excluded from mainstream health services, social supports and opportunities, which impacts their functioning and independence in the community. You will assist older people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage to engage in clinical and social supports via comprehensive assessment, emotional support, service coordination, and referral.

About You

You are an appropriately qualified professional with experience in providing high quality case management and social work responses to assist clients to achieve positive and lasting outcomes. You have experience working with older people, or people who have prematurely aged due to a lived experience of homelessness.

You have an understanding of health and other treatment services relevant to the client group and work positively to appropriately manage challenging behaviours. You understand the importance of interacting and mediating in ways that respect the equality, diversity, choices, rights, safety and responsibilities of individuals throughout the process whilst also maintaining strong professional boundaries.

You have experience in maintaining constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships particularly across primary health, mental health, AOD treatment services and other significant community services for an integrated service response.

Your experience and knowledge also extends to:

  • Effectively engaging with older people experiencing complex issues
  • An ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to self and others in both outreach and service based capacities
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in liaising with other community service organisations for the development of on-going relationships and referral protocols beneficial to client support

About Us

We are an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. Integral to the VincentCare work practice is respect for a client's dignity and an openness to understand a client's needs in order to provide support and encouragement.

Why work for us? We offer:

  • An opportunity to contribute to an award winning organisation at the cutting edge of LGBTIQ inclusive practice and culturally safety.
  • We provide a positive, culturally safe and affirming working environment.
  • We are committed to professional development to ensure your career keeps advancing while you're working with us.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others. We are passionate about #Social Justice.
  • We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way.
  • Salary packaging, sometimes called salary sacrificing is a huge attraction here! It is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.

Salary Range: SCHCDS Level 4 to 5 $36.62 - $43.79 per hour dependant on experience.

If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can't wait to hear from you.

Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available below. Please submit your application via the Apply Now button. 

Applications close: Please don't delay in submitting your application as applications will be reviewed upon submission.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Justin Bennett, Senior Worker of Health and Treatment on 0427 251 434.

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check, working with children check, and character/performance reference checks. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

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